Friday, September 19, 2014

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Visiting old friends at the Republican convention being held at the Marriott near LAX.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

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Sunset over Santa Barbara. They need to "bullet" this train.

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There's a fine line between blissful and boredom. I've read much less than I thought I would, but I'm enjoying the challenge of documenting my travels with my phone.

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Between naps there're some cool little photo-ops.

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Sun and trees making for nice subjects near Pismo Beach.

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It's not all graffiti, but I kind of dig the parts that are.

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Love the sights from the train. It's a view unlike any others.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

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Hard to tell from this shot, but at the last minute, Mr. Sun peeked at me from under the clouds. The day continues to be quietly cool.

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Come ride the little train, that is rolling down the tracks, to the junction. Forget about your cares, it is time to relax, at the junction. Lotsa curves, you bet. Even more, when you get, to the junction. Petticoat Junction. There's a little hotel, called the Shady Rest, at the junction. Petticoat Junction. It is run by Kate, come and be her guest, at the junction. Petticoat Junction. And that's Uncle Joe, he's a movin' kind of slow, at the junction. Petticoat Junction. When they hear the dinner bell, from the Shady Rest Hotel, at the junction. Folks will walk a country mile, for that chicken country-style, at the junction, But the dishes, to observe, are those pretty gals, who serve, at the junction,. Petticoat Junction.

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I'm expecting a spectacular sunset.

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Hanging out in the observation car for a bit. Nice views. Very close to the bar.

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You can probably guess that I really loved the original "Wild Wild West" television series. Sure, it was less than historically accurate, but you really shouldn't get your history lesson from a TV series.

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Just out for a little car-to-car stroll. Perhaps I will seek out an after-nap beverage. Maybe a refreshing cup of water or, I don't know, maybe a beer. Yes. Yes, I will have a beer.

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Had lunch (cheeseburger and a Pale Ale) in the dining car. I sleep now. Zzzzzzzz. Very cool experience in a day full of cool experiences.

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Surf's up. We've hit the Coast and the scenery has been upgraded for the better.

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Just passed Los Posas Road, about to arrive in Oxnard.

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Pardon me, boy. Is this the Chattanooga choo-choo?

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Could we please have just a little more legroom when flying? #trainsgetitright

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Union Station is looking amazing.

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Transfer to the Purple or Red Lines for the last leg to Union Station. Are you with me so far?

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See. Lots of folks.

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Willowbrook Station and transfer to the Blue Line. Lot more crowded with folks headed into downtown.

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It's gonna be a long day and this is where it starts. Boxcar BeFrank is riding the rails to San Francisco.